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Nov 9, 2012 1:00am EST
states. think of scott brown, the former governor in hawaii, heather wilson in new mexico. they could not win because of their party's brand. heidi won. joe donnelly won. this is a one size brand contaminates all other candidates, even the ones that have no ability whatsoever in some of the exotic party. yeah, we are going to hear a bunch of people with iq's lower than room temperature say that mitt romney lost because he was not conservative enough. but i think after republicans go through their seven stages of grief, they can get to a point where they can make some changes if they will be a party for the future. >> thank you, charlie. we enjoy being here. we're trying to say something that is interesting and thoughtful and novel hours after the polls close. i hope i come close to what he said. i really wanted to come out here. i really wanted to come out here and say -- i just heard what charlie said. there is not one thing i agree with. he is absolutely wrong about everything. i never say that. we always agree. [laughter] we are in general agreement on what happened. politics
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 10:00am EST
as brown, lugar, college are going to have on the negotiation? >> we have been waiting for some time, including actor for example senators snowe and lugar announced they were retiring, for change, and has not been there. they continued along the path in following the leadership of senator mcconnell. whether it changes now is an open question. i suspect it will a little bit, and it may well for senator brown, depending on when we get an announcement or if there is an announcement that john kerry going to be named secretary of state, in which case there will be a special election down the road for that senate seat, and you will see scott brown become the great conciliator as he prepares for the election. for others, they will continue to take their clothes from what the leaders say or what the members do. there the question is whether mcconnell basically becomes at least five things a more passive actor and lets lamar alexander and bob corker and tom coburn take the lead and doing something that he will oppose in the end, cause he is mindful of 2014, as tom said. or whether you do not
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 10:10pm EST
being extremely selective. as far as california legislature, willie brown gender -- gerrymandered us with democrats controlling. are broken overspent and overtaxed. our senators are not helping us. guest: i actually don't think i am being that selected. lyndon johnson on the civil rights act, had great support from the northern democrats and the western democrats. was able to overcome the southern democrats opposition with the help of the republican party. i said that about everett dirksen so i am not really being that selected. i do think my book touches a bark -- upon the origins of the problems we have today, the toxic politics of america started in the late 1970's. one of the problems, very frankly, was the opposite -- was proposition 13 in 1978, the tax revolt that rolled in from california. i think the first basic no-tax pledge, the revolt of 1978, has been greatly responsible for california's decline. host: in the incoming term in the senate, there will be a record number of women, 20 women in all, serving in the senate. your book focuses primarily on men. do you see a shift i
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2012 6:00am EST
some of the major court cases that providing more opportunities for children to go to school, brown v. board of education, as an example. i wanted to help people who were in need of help. i thought economics was the same kind of field. economics makes you think easily above the solutions to those problems. >> what was larry summers like as a thesis adviser? was he easy to work for? >> he was a wonderful adviser. i was fortunate in my education, both undergraduate and graduate school. larry summers returned to harvard when i was starting credulous school. i worked as his research assistant in the would-what i was starting graduate school. i worked as his -- larry summers returned to harvard when i was starting graduate school. i worked as his research assistant. we growth two papers together. he was encouraging to me and my classmates. >> your thesis adviser was larry summers. your tenure adviser was ben bernanke. who was smarter? you have worked with them both. >> they are both brilliant. they are both extraordinarily talented in what they do. >> if we were to fall off of the fiscal c
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 5:05pm EST
georgia named paul brown who happens to be a doctor. he thinks that the big bang theory and evolution are works of the devil. you know, that is not the future. go to maryland, go to the maryland suburbs and look at the companies that are making billions of dollars doing genetic research. genetic research is all about evolution. >> are there additional questions? >> i just wanted to ask about when you saw effective black and latino alliances during the 2012 election? >> and the places where there were blacks and latinos living in proximity, all the states where there are both black and latino populations, in florida, virginia, less so in colorado. the black population is fairly small. nevada, definitely. the right in the country and especially the ultraconservatives in the republican party had pushed african-americans and hispanics together. they have a politics where sort of a nasty braggadocio, if you watch the primaries, where you have to be slashed and burn in how you attack your enemies, that very much does not go over with hispanics. some of the things that were said -- i have spoken
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 2:00pm EST
senate candidate who would love to run for the open seat, scott brown, if kerry were to become secretary of state. it is true the foreign relations and foreign affairs committee have shown a little less influence as far as how far and policy is conducted. >> always good to use this as a reporting and opportunity. we don't know from our book whether it is menendez or boxer who would take the job -- who would it be? >> i suspect it would be menendez. i do not think to >> i suspect it would be menendez. i do not think boxer wants to give up energy and public works. i doubt she would want to do that. i think kerry's chances of becoming secretary of state increased when susan rice kind of flubbed her media response to the attack in benghazi, and she was already not well liked on the hill among republicans. recently when i saw former senator chuck hagel say nice things about bob kerrey who was re-running in nebraska, i thought, what in it be an interesting choice for the president to make? someone who was a longtime member of the foreign relations committee and who is very smart and
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 6:00am EST
, moderate republicans. on the republican side, scott brown who probably would have been one of these people who linda lingle in hawaii. she would have been an asset for the kind of congress that pulls things together. she was a terrific candidate in ran a great campaign. running as a republican in a democratic state, the president's home state this particular year just rang up no sale. heather wilson in new mexico is another one like that. moderate republicans running in blue states all lost. look at their counterparts. democratic moderates running in red states. he did manage to win in indiana in a non-democratic wave year. it was probably impossible in 2010. but in a relatively level playing field environment, it was still something. the fact that democrats were still in the hunt in north dakota -- i have not looked to see what the president's number was there. it was pretty impressive. john tester, the other one that is still up in the air, fairly moderate. it looks like he may survive. tim kaine won in virginia. the republicans, their brand is hurting them -- their candidates --
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 1:00am EST
number on the democratic side will have a little bit -- well, scott brown was one of the republicans that was being counted on. my personal instinct is that the senate is doable. it is eric cantor -- you know who could play tremendous role is paul ryan. he is a champion of the conservative side of the party, but his voting record shows that he will vote for smart compromises. he will moderate his views. and he is someone who could really sell a deal to the republican right. the question is, is this the first step that he was to take toward being the nominee, cutting a deal with obama? or does he want to be the champion of, no way, we will stick with the ryan budget to the last man? >>, speaking of all right for a second, the most famous republicans in the house -- speaking of paul reihan for a setting, the most famous republicans in the house, paul ryan did all right on site. but a couple of the others, michelle bachmann had close race. alan west looks like he is going to lose. some really close contest for some well-known candidates. >> we have seen this in a couple of cycles in a r
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 10:00am EST
you this was a tough campaign. senator brown and i had our differences, but he and i just spoke and he sent his congratulations. i hope you'll join me in thanking senator brown for his service to the commonwealth. [applause] we wish scott and gail and their daughters nothing but the best. nothing but the best. i also want to speak to senator brown's supporters. the message you sent was clear. we need leaders in washington who are willing to break the partisan gridlock and work regardless of party. i know i did not earn your vote, but i promise i will work to earn your support. [cheers and applause] there are many people to thank tonight. i am going to start with my husband bruce. i also want to thank my kids, my beautiful grandkids, my brothers, my in-laws, my cousins, my nieces and nephews here in massachusetts and all across the country. senator kerrey, governor patrick, mayor, thank you for your support, for your encouragement, and most of all for your leadership. you were real fighters in my corner and i appreciate that. but it's what you do every day for the people of our state
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
is that jacksonville is a good example, your represented by qr ran aground, but karan brown does not point to be on elected by a republican because there's no way a republican can win in that district. and i think she is a wonderful member of congress. but the only way to the caller's point is that you have a competitive election where people actually have to stand up and say, this is what i am going to do and then there will be held accountable if they do not to do it because there will be defeated in the general election host: dakota from oregon. caller: i am a sophomore college student. i have been wanting to get into politics but i feel like i cannot do that because of the ever-growing attention on student loans. and it is becoming ever more clear to me that if things are not done a, i may have to drop out of college because i cannot afford, with one small income such as mind to pay it back. i am wanting to ask you, do you think that during this lame duck session that he would be willing to work with my congressman, to try to find a way to make it more affordable for college
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2012 2:00pm EST
aggressively in the past. there are losing support. i was on a panel today with bryan brown, who runs the national organization for marriage. he is desperately spinning. he talks about the state and how they were outspent. they had seen their support shrink. the one not go away. they will learn their lessons. i agree with patrick. they could come back in a forceful way. they have seen their grassroots support streak and their daughter based drink. the mormon church is a player you did not see. they were the dominant player in proper 8. you saw a lot of the individual donors not there. on the pro-equality side of, you saw fair-minded people standing up in both campaigns where these initiatives on our side and also digging deep and writing -- writing big checks. jeff bezos was a single largest individual. jeff and his wife contributed $ 2.5 million. lgbt people have stood up arm and arm with our allies. >> the blue state arguments -- is a lot of spin there. it is true it happened in blue states. >> maine has two republican senators in a republican governor. i would not call these two ripple
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 10:00am EST
amount of money that jerry brown had to spend to get that initiative across the finish line. it is not a strong argument that is a popular thing. i am all in favor of california experimenting on itself. i think it is a fair to do a more of a peach tree-sized in california, but they are having an experiment. most americans have been leaving california. people from california lead appeared states that maryland experimented with the millionaires' tax the other day. people were leaving. it is helpful to have the states to give you a lesson on what happens when you decide to raise taxes on the rich. they move a. >> moving ahead to the fiscal cliff. john boehner has reiterated that the newly elected house republican majority is opposed to raising tax rates. they're willing to accept new revenue under certain conditions. what is your reaction to that? despite the pledge that most of them have signed? >> if we had a recovery the strength of reagan's recovery, there would be 10 million more americans at work today. but we take rate in's path of less spending and regulation, -- reagan's path of le
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 1:00pm EST
massachusetts. i think that i've already told you how i feel about scott brown. >> what do you think his priorities should be coming out of today's conference? >> the president's priorities are as he outlined in his campaign. protect the middle class and small business. we're one vote away from that being accomplished. all we have to do is have the house of representatives bring up our bill. we brought up their bill. it was roundly defeated. so they should do this to help the american people. all the other issues that the president has laid out a program on, job creation, we need to do that, so the president doesn't need any -- doesn't need any information from me. he knows what he's going to do. and he's pointed in the right direction. >> senator, what do you suggest -- >> last question. >> you probably couldn't hear the question. she said what do i expect from the meeting at the white house on friday and what about entitlement cuts? i have made it very clear, i've told anyone that will listen, including everyone in the white house, including the president, that i am not going to be
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 9:00pm EST
. brown. >> thousands of people in syria are being killed and the suffering is immense. authorities in the country say the british assistance has been slow and the priority ought to be supporting the civil administration councils so that basic water and sewage services can be connected. what more can the prime minister do to discuss with president obama to really bring about a solution to this crisis? >> deputy prime minister? >> i know the prime minister who is of course in the region right now discusses this on an ongoing basis with the president of the united states and will continue to do so. we are the second largest bilateral donor in syria. of course the circumstances on the ground are incredibly difficult in the delivery of aid and assistance but we need to make every effort we can to accelerate had a, get it to the right people in a timely manner and in the right place and any suggestions he wishes to make to the department for international development and others about how we should do that. >> lillian greenwood. >> mr. speaker, official documents show the healthier together
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 7:00am EST
union." she will be speaking with jerry brown and john huntsman. also, carlos gutierrez and gary bower. at 4:00 we run out the talk show readers with bob schieffer speaking with david axelrod. listen to all of the program starting at noon on c-span radio. you can also listen with our free apps on the iphone, android, or black. . -- blackberry. >> 2013 should be the year we began to solve our debt through tax reform and entitlement reform. i am proposing we avert the fiscal cliff together in a manner that ensures 2013 is finally the year that our government comes to grips with a major problems facing us. >> i am open to compromise and new ideas. i am committed to solving our fiscal challenges. i refuse to accept any approach that is not balanced. i am not going to ask students and seniors and middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 are not asked to pay a dime more in taxes. >> the newly elected congress starts in january, but the current congress has work to do in what is called a lame duck session. work is expected on the pen
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 10:30am EST
that ran on tuesday in blue states. think of scott brown, the former governor in hawaii, heather wilson in new mexico. they could not win because of their party's brand. and they couldn't win because of their party's brand. conversely look at moderate democrats running in very, very republican states. heidi hide acamp won. joe done -- donnelly won. this is, you know, one side's brand contaminates all of their candidates, even the ones that have no culpability whatsoever in some of the exotic excesses of the party. and one party's not having that pulling back. yeah, we're going to hear a bunch of people with i.q.'s lower then room temperature say mitt romney lost because he wasn't conservative enough. but i think after republicans go through their seven stages of grief, and then they can get to the point where they can make some changes that that are going to need if they're going to be a party to the future. stuart? >> thanks, charlie. let me echo charlie's remarks. enjoibing here. appreciate you're here to listen to us. we're trying to say something interesting and thoughtful an
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 5:00pm EST
polarized environment makes it difficult for them to vote for scott brown and heather wilson. the problems -- the problem with the republicans -- they have some very ideologically driven voters, but part of the republican base is more open to voting for democrats than the democratic base is to vote for republicans, i believe. that even example. heidi is a terrific candidate in north dakota. mitt romney one north dakota by 21. and i was able to overcome that. it is true that she -- that the president one north dakota slightly less than -- at mitt romney 1 north dakota at slightly less than the president's won massachusetts. but the republican coalition includes kind of a soft swing voter that is inclined to vote republican, but as more willing to vote for democrats. john barrow in georgia, the republican candidate was horrendous. a challenger refused to debate the incumbent. [laughter] i didn't say it was a bad decision, i just said it says something about the challenger. i think this is an additional problem. it is easier for moderate, centrist democrats to feel the republican vot
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 4:10pm EST
. more than a quarter of the votes in missouri were african- american. sherrod brown, and in ohio, almost more than 30% of his votes were from african- americans. bob casey, more than 20% of his votes in pennsylvania came from african-americans. the success the democrats had with their senate candidates this year dovetails very nicely with president obama's campaign in terms of turning out african- american voters. i the guy will stop there and entertain questions >> do we have any questions? >> [inaudible] what are your thoughts on some of the patterns you see in terms of that regional stuff? is there anything that jumps out at you? >> last year at this time, i was presenting a paper called resegregation in southern politics. i have not had the chance this morning to look at arkansas, at the state legislature. i know all members of the state members of the legislation and arkansas were up for election this year and all lot of money was put into the state to change the state legislature from being democratic to be republican. if it does in fact flip in this election, all 22 of the
CSPAN
Nov 7, 2012 8:00pm EST
who was brown or black. bemis practically anybody who believes that immigration is an issue that needs to be tackled. you had a case here where the republican party right now is stampeding toward irrelevance. if they do not catch up with everything in the national journal, there is changing demographics. you cannot have a ruling coalition that is virtually all white. you had president obama yesterday put together this new ascendant coalition, put it back together from 2008 and enough of the democratic coalition so you have this combination of hispanics, more than 70% of hispanics, young voters, people who both want to twice as a democrat. they're likely to remain a dealt crack -- democrat. republicans, what they're missing is the idea of trying to expand their percentage of a shrinking electorate. like it or not, this is becoming a majority minority nation and the republican party, this is the last time republicans will have a chance at winning the presidency with this kind of electoral strategy. >> let's talk about why this happened. some of it was issues, some of it was the can
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 2:00am EST
itself? look at scott brown. as moderate a guy -- in the previous panel they were talking about congress is to do to work together. where you need moderate republicans. you need moderate democrats. on the republican side, scott brown, who probably would have been one of these people that crossed party lines, he loses. linda lingle in hawaii. she would have been an asset for the kind of congress that pulls things together. she was a terrific candidate in ran a great campaign. running as a republican in a democratic state, the president's home state this particular year just rang up no sale. heather wilson in new mexico is another one like that. moderate republicans running in blue states all lost. look at their counterparts. democratic moderates running in red states. he did manage to win in indiana in a non-democratic wave year. it was probably impossible in 2010. but in a relatively level playing field environment, it was still something. the fact that democrats were still in the hunt in north dakota -- i have not looked to see what the president's number was there. it was pret
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2012 1:00am EST
working to make sure we have the votes to do that. >> senator brown of massachusetts lamented that -- [inaudible] >> i am glad to have the chance to respond to that. i saw during the campaign his plea for bipartisanship -- that is a big joke. it is a travesty. he was one of the most partisan people to ever serve here. he could have saved citizens united. he could have been the 60th vote on that and many things. i do not need a lecture from him on bipartisanship. he should go look in the mirror. [inaudible] >> you should never chew gum -- get rid of that. [laughter] i wanted to tell you earlier but did not have the chance. john kerry is my friend. i worked so hard for him when he was running for president. i did everything i could to help them. he came very close. there has been no better legislator that i served with. he has been way out front on issues dealing with climate change, infrastructure, bank development, many other things. i do not know any conversation with the president or anyone in the white house has had with him. any conversation i have had with john kerry, he does
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 1:00pm EST
lot of money to the effort to beat brown in ohio, i want to know how did we spend $20 million in unanswered media against someone who is clearly in all the pulling of the beginning was in a tough race and he won. how did we spend $20 million to $30 million in an intermediate against tammy baldwin in wisconsin and did not win? i think it may be that they just did not spin it right or ineffectively or that the old traditional tools where we put up -- i was in wisconsin the last weekend and i was watching my tv and it was sort of a pretty traditional grainy pictures of tammy and liberal, liberal and liberal and best friend of nancy pelosi and blah blah blah. obviously, it did not work. maybe the traditional people in either party who tell us to buy all of this broadcast tv are wasting people's money. the millionaires and billionaires to put money into these things will ask that question. what exactly did you spend my money doing and why didn't it work? >> i think i generally agree. there are a couple or three silos. people will be construct the progressive and anti-liberals and they
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 1:00am EST
basically. the same thing that elizabeth warren faced in scott brown, which was to sneer at her as an elite professor, which really got to me. it means we started teaching about the same time. for women of color and the entire united states teaching the, two blacks, one nation, one latina. and that is not so long ago. a few years afterwards i went into the classroom and having mostly men in a classroom, most of whom on election night before the election was decided i had to turn us in a classroom and was filled with that romney's. i woke up to a brand-new world. this is the way law schools looked when i was coming out. when you first started teaching to the woman, when he lived in massachusetts he didn't just say professor, he said blake though you could really profess anything. i really rocketed me back. so i think in addition to the mockery generally and the electorate, in addition to the demeaning of women generally, you sort of have a celebrated when were hired, but it's also a double whammy in a political setting. >> i'm in washington. it's an interesting place. i love d.c., but
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 8:00pm EST
. >> shannon brown i laughed about the money thing. $1.1 billion. what did the health care industry get for that $1.1 billion? >> specifically the insurance industry got a bill that didn't have a public option and got a bill that was essentially giving them 30 million more customers. so i think the real winners of the health care bill were the insurance industry. that got many, many more customers. and people don't really think about it that way but that's sort of what happened. >> how much money a year do we spend on pharmaceuticals? >> $300 billion. >> and that $1.1 billion wasn't all pharmaceuticals. >> no. it was a number of different health care lobbyists. >> what did the hospitals get out of the bill? >> it's unclear what the -- what exactly the hospitals won from the bill. i mean, i think one of the things that's beneficial coming out of the bill for sure is that there are many demonstration projects in which they're trying to examine different forms of payment where hospitals instead of getting paid for this fee or service, instead of getting paid for doing more they're given a lump
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
brown, if kerry were to become secretary of state. it is true the foreign relations and foreign affairs committee have shown a little less influence as far as how far and policy is conducted. >> always good to use this as a reporting and opportunity. we don't know from our book whether it is menendez or boxer who would take the job -- who would it be? >> i suspect it would be menendez. i do not think to >> i suspect it would be menendez. i do not think boxer wants to give up energy and public works. i doubt she would want to do that. i think kerry's chances of becoming secretary of state increased when susan rice kind of flubbed her media response to the attack in benghazi, and she was already not well liked on the hill among republicans. recently when i saw former senator chuck hagel say nice things about bob kerrey who was re-running in nebraska, i thought, what in it be an interesting choice for the president to make? someone who was a longtime member of the foreign relations committee and who is very smart and diplomatic, which obviously have to be for the job. that is just
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
of me would say, yes, scott brown and elizabeth warren discourage to the sort of thing, so their wishes were respected to a certain extent. but on the other hand, they raise a lot of money themselves. a lot of these outside groups may have thought their money was better spent in another race. host: the massachusetts senate race, about $6.4 million, according to the hr that you can find -- to that chart that you can find our reporting from the sunlight foundation. guest: i the number one was virginia. you can see how much money was spent in that race right at the top. host: the virginia senate race, $50 million -- $50.5 million in the virginia race. guest: outside spending. host: followed by wisconsin at $42.5 million and ohio and indiana coming in at $31.4 million. patti is on the republican line in washington. caller: i noticed a list that you have for donations. none of them are listed by, center for american progress, or planned parenthood, or any of those getting direct money from the government, our tax money. i would like to know how come there is no investigation into thes
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 7:00am EST
who would run for that seat? scott brown. host: "christian science monitor" headline -- "paul ryan returns to house -- is he ready for a bigger role in the gop?" guest: there is speculation that he is interested in staying on. he appears to be one of the few willing to take the difficult decisions, what ever the political fallout is. even the budget document, there is a bottom line, and everyone can see what the projected deficits are if these choices are made, where the cuts are. it is something paul ryan has been willing to do and that puts him in the heart of every important decision that the house will have to make this session. i think he has definitely kept himself in the heart of it. leadership appears to be willing to give him a waiver. i do not think he's going anywhere. host: dog to sit, your publication has this had lied -- bob to set, your publication has ?ck -- bob cus guest: a lot of conservatives were not criticizing mitt romney because it was close to the election, but i think paul ryan has a bright future. if he wants it, he will get that waiver from the budget com
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Nov 12, 2012 10:00am EST
, nancy brown from california. national secretary, mary buckler from indiana. we also have several national past president of the american legion auxiliary joining us today. i would like for them to stand and be recognized. with us today is the national commander of the sons of the american legion. chris huntsinger from pennsylvania b. please, standing recognize. in addition, several of the men present ticket their lives to be national commander of the sons of the american legion. gentlemen, would you please stand and be recognized? most importantly, i would like to take this opportunity to introduce and thank my wonderful wife vicki and, my best friend. vicki? [applause] a month from now u.s. citizens will go to the polls across the country and cast ballots in the general election. we will be focused on the grate lansky beyond the beltway. that is where i come from. that is where you will find the american legion. you will find the american legion in rural towns of the west may have -- helping veterans meet the four-hour trip to a medical center. boasting more than 200 job fairs t
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Nov 11, 2012 3:50pm EST
go to the water's edge with you, we will not go out into the lake and brown. [video clip] >> tonight is a tremendous benefit to republican women, tea party women. for all of you, this is your victory. let me say this. if president obama means what he says on the campaign trail, if he is interested in working order to bring the people together to reduce the deficit and get people working, i will work with him. but if he continues down the same path, then i will spend every waking moment fighting him. host: your thoughts? guest: the most important thing he said there is a fit the present is serious, serious about working with him. but the president is going to hang out in harry reid's corner of the world and let him get away without putting a budget on the table, not getting serious in the negotiations and really drilling down on something like simpson-bowles, what do you expect the opposition to do? they're not just going to sit there and fall in line just because. both sides now have an opportunity, i believe, to really come to a table with a serious plan and the let's have that figh
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Nov 10, 2012 7:00am EST
extremely selective. as far as california legislature, willie brown gender -- gerrymandered us with democrats controlling. are broken overspent and overtaxed. our senators are not helping us. think i actually don't am being that selected. lyndon johnson on the civil rights act, had great support from the northern democrats and the western democrats. was able to overcome the southern democrats opposition with the help of the republican party. i said that about everett dirksen so i am not really being that selected. i do think my book touches a bark -- upon the origins of the problems we have today, the toxic politics of america started in the late 1970's. one of the problems, very frankly, was the opposite -- was proposition 13 in 1978, the tax revolt that rolled in from california. i think the first basic no-tax pledge, the revolt of 1978, has been greatly responsible for california's decline. host: in the incoming term in the senate, there will be a record number of women, 20 women in all, serving in the senate. your book focuses primarily on men. do you see a shift in the operatio
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Nov 9, 2012 9:00am EST
california in 1978 passed building standards under then governor brown who was known partially for this in the doons burry as governor moonbeam but he got it passed. so every building in california had energy standards and it's made california very efficient. these are the kinds of things -- i said portman and sheheen have been compromising. my view, katrina -- sorry -- sandy gave some impetus to dealing with climate change. and i said in new york we're going to pay for climate change one way or another. we can pay for it after each natural disaster. we in new york have had 50 -- sorry -- we have had 300 or -- sorry. phrasing it wrong. we have had in the last three or four years we have had once in a hundred year disasters with irene, with sandy. and so, you know, i think it will give some impetus to deal with climate change, but even if we can't reach compromise on that, there's lots of things in energy that we can reach compromise on and that will be on the agenda. and the fourth thing i'd put on the agenda i talked about earlier in reference to your question, dave. maybe we can get some
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Nov 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
back and roar. and i thought, i could do that. motown, james brown, you name it. so much music. of course, hank williams. i parents used to play a lot of hank williams. that is it. >> the same. my upbringing was made into a world -- i am sure roger heard this music, but i was made to sit and listen to sinatra, of duke ellington, and when you heard ella fitzgerald sing, nobody has ever come close to her. in a sense, every young singer of the day has to be compared to her. later artists like aretha franklin, and then when i started to listen to the blues. how we wilallie wolf. roger does a great howling wolf. probably not. now using like a bird. and the guitar player is an extraordinary guitar player. often these guys in the background. i have trained to listen to the background. we share a lot of stuff. i would not call myself a musicologist. i would say i did not have any barriers whatsoever. i listened to everything. on the plane last night i was listening to niketti as i ate my spaghetti. [laughter] >> how did you all meet and decide to form a band? i had a band way back. i used
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Nov 12, 2012 2:00am EST
come and go. host: he predicted a landslide. guest: he predicted sharon brown would have to find a new job. he predicted bill nelson would lose in florida. he got every single thing wrong but at least the next day he said i was wrong. carl rove has yet to say that. host: do you have another book in the works? guest: i have one in the works. you can follow me at billpress.com. host: thanks for stopping by. guest: it's always fun. >> this is 45 minutes. did not happen what tuesday? they had -- and got an affirmation of policies in the direction the president had articulated. there was not much reticulation there but i think they showed two things. politically, they are superior in terms of their ability to get their vote to the table and secondly, from a policy standpoint especially with the pickup in the senate of people, you look at the city, one of those four walls that the republicans needed to pick up two seats was a profound effort as well. it kind of makes the policy discussion take on a very different hue. for the republicans it was one of those come dejesus moments political
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